Cedar Shake Roofs

A cedar shake roof provides a beautiful look and feel to a home that can’t easily be matched with traditional asphalt shingles.  The trade-off is the regular maintenance and care for your roof.

Shakes are wooden shingles made from split logs.  Typically cedar but sometimes out of pine.  The length and thickness varies so each roof has a very unique look.  Cedar shakes have been used for 100’s of years and are a reliable roofing material as long as they are properly maintained.  If you own a home with a cedar roof plan for maintenance very few years.  This can include cleaning the shingles, replacing damaged cedar shakes and then treating the entire roof with a preservative and sealant to prolong the life of the roof.

When you are buying a home with a cedar shake roof it’s a good idea to have a roofing contractor familiar with cedar shakes provide an evaluation of the roof.  On the home purchase of recent clients we made sure to include a roof inspection by a qualified cedar roofing professional as a component of the home inspection.

Local cedar roofing contractors we have worked with in the past include:

  • Freedom Restorations – Bloomington, IL – (866) 893-8983 – http://www.FreedomWood.com
  • Dick Butler Roofing – Champaign, IL – (217) 356-2111

Love the style and look of a cedar roof?  There are a few neighborhoods in Champaign where you will consistently find these homes.  Check out the links below to see Champaign homes for sale.

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